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E edge of the town There they prepare for the much awaited arrival of the baby while building a makeshift family that includes an elderly eccentric neighbor and a tattooed social outcast who drives an ice cream truck The Girl Who Slept with God is a literary achievement about a family’s desperate need for truth love purity and redempti This is why i read Because sometimes some sweet delicious times a book like this falls in your lap and you never want it to end but you can t put it down because you are learning and loving it so that it ends the next day The folks on the plane think you re unhinged as you laugh out loud they turn the volume up on their tiny headsets hoping they re sending you a polite message but no ten pages later you re crying sobbing wiping your nose on your sleeve because you know that we know now what causes that disease and could have easily saved that childEvery character is believable and whole foolish selfish brave authentic I am going to stop now because everyone should read this especially parents and those who might want to parent I worry that Ms Brelinski s next novel might not be as perfect as this is her story Effectively she wrote what she knewExcept the perfume weren t our moms all wearing Chanel No 5 The White Nights of Ramadan unhinged as you laugh out loud they turn the volume Beyond the Pale up on their tiny headsets hoping they re sending you a polite message but no ten pages later you re crying sobbing wiping your nose on your sleeve because you know that we know now what causes that disease and could have easily saved that childEvery character is believable and whole foolish selfish brave authentic I am going to stop now because everyone should read this especially parents and those who might want to parent I worry that Ms Brelinski s next novel might not be as perfect as this is her story Effectively she wrote what she knewExcept the perfume weren t our moms all wearing Chanel No 5

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The Girl Who Slept with God A Novel

An entrancing debut about two sisters exiled by their parents when the eldest becomes pregnantSet in Arco Idaho in 1970 Val Brelinski’s powerfully affecting first novel tells the story of three sisters young Frances gregarious and strong willed Jory and moral minded Grace Their father Oren is a respected member of the community and sci 35 starsI take exception to the part in the description of this book that calls this a seemingly perfect family This family seemed to me anything but perfect from page one I have recently read some books about dysfunctional families with uestionable parenting Among them The Children s Crusade and Everything I Never Told You This is right up there with them in depicting the damage that parents can do to their children The beliefs and lifestyle of this fundamentalist Christian family are at the forefront when the eldest child Grace who is 17 and herself a religious fanatic comes home from a mission to Mexico proclaiming her pregnancy is the work of God Her younger sister 13 year old Jory is exiled with her to a house away from the small town in Idaho where the family lives to keep people in the town and their church from knowing of the disgrace to make things easier for their depressed mother who spends her days in bed Without parental guidance and in this case maybe a good thing Jory begins her education of what life is like outside of the sheltered controlled life she led She makes some unwise decisions in this 1970 world but gets to know friendship and the kindness of an elderly neighbor This has a YA feeling to it with Jory s perspective but there are tough adult themes here This is about a family in crisis about depression religious fanaticism It s not just sad it s tragic but it s also thought provokingThe author has done a great job in depicting the time and although I have no experience with the religious fervor here I read that the author grew up in an evangelist Christian home so I suspect that she knows what she writes about The ending was probably meant to reflect redemption and hope but even love didn t make me feel any better about the ending and I was heartbroken about Grace and for Jory and their younger sister Frances For me it was an unsatisfying ending so it will stay 35 stars for me Thank you to PENGUIN GROUP Viking and NetGalley

review The Girl Who Slept with God A Novel

Ence professor at the local college Yet their mother’s depression and Grace’s religious fervor threaten the seemingly perfect family whose world is upended when Grace returns from a missionary trip to Mexico and discovers she’s pregnant with she believes the child of GodDistraught Oren sends Jory and Grace to an isolated home at th NOTE I won this book in a GR Giveaway in return for an honest reviewFirst the goodThis is an easy reading story with a likeable character There s enough mystery to keep one reading and interestedNow for the badThis is a YA book in hiding The scenes and dialogues are Jr High and are mundane boring and nothing to do with the larger storyline The family in this book is nuts The actions of the parents are bizarre There s the usual drugs boozebut what does one expect when one leaves one s teenage daughters to fend for themselves where they could for the first time ever make their own decisions but without the proper guidance The ending was unsatisfactory


10 thoughts on “The Girl Who Slept with God A Novel

  1. says:

    The story centers around a super religious family named the Duggarrs the uanbeck's The oldest daughter Grace gets to go on a mission trip to Mex

  2. says:

    35 starsI take exception to the part in the description of this book that calls this a seemingly perfect family This family seemed to me anything but perfect from page one I have recently read some books about dy

  3. says:

    That striking title sets the scene for an out of the ordinary coming of age novel set in a fundamentalist Christian family in Arco Idaho in 1970 The uanbecks renounce dancing movies alcohol and everything else that represents regular teenage life for thirteen year old Jory She and her sisters are sheltered from the world within their church and Christian school That sense of being set apart only grows strong

  4. says:

    Much has already been written about the plot and characters of this book a fundamentalist Christian family in 1970s IdahoDad is an astronomy professor at a small Christian college; Mom withdraws to her bedroom to nurse her freuent headachesdepression Oldest daughter Grace is zealously pursuing a missionary calling while seeking to o

  5. says:

    I loved this book and the people that live within it Brelinkski knows first hand about religious fervor and does a spectacular job relating how

  6. says:

    NOTE I won this book in a GR Giveaway in return for an honest reviewFirst the goodThis is an easy reading story with a likeable character There's enough mystery to keep one reading and interestedNow for the badThis is a YA book in hiding The scenes and dialogues are Jr High and are mundane boring and nothing to do with th

  7. says:

    This is why i read Because sometimes some sweet delicious times a book like this falls in your lap and you never want it

  8. says:

    The Girl Who Slept with God is beautiful story about the uanbecks a Christian family torn apart when Grace the eldest daughter returns from a missionary trip to Mexico impregnated by an “angel” The father an astronomer at the local college decides the best thing to do is send 17 year old Grace and her 14 year old sister Jory to

  9. says:

    I won this through the First Reads giveawayThis was a very good book better than I anticipated The characters are complex and believable For example I think Grip would usually be written up as straight up creepy but he wasn't You were kind of attracted to his character like Jory was The novel did a good job at making me u

  10. says:

    Written with beautiful imagery this book is a haunting portrayal of one family's struggle with religion faith and tragedy

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